bubbleflubber (1784) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hazy caramel pour into the glass, with a thick ice-cream scoop head that reduces to a 1-finger cap leaving generous soapy lace. The aromas are of sour yeasty dough. Flavors are of lightly burnt malt, yeasty sours, lots of fruity esters and a touch of toasted bitter. The finish closes on a lightly peppered sour note. The palate is medium-bodied with soft carbonation, a lightly silky mouthfeel ensuing. This isn’t the most complex dubbel out there, the most intricate nor even substantive, but it is integrated very well, with a hidden ABV for the style, providing a decently drinkable session-like quaff. Decent, but not top-tier.
Boutip (4654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of caramelized sugar with very subtle fruity ester is OK. Taste is overly sweet for style with notes of caramelized sugar and light dry fruits with some notes of fruity ester. Body is quite full with OK carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This one is kind of average for the style but definitely lacking some of the subtlety that makes dubbel such a great style to being with.
Cakes (358) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this on tap at the Selinsgrove Beer & Wine Festival.
Reddish/brown small tan head big bubbles fade quickly... Next to no head, ... Chocolate, pungent chocolate notes, some faint fruits, some very mild dark fruits, Belgian yeast doesnt show up... Medium bodied slightly dry finish very lively.... Very good flavor, looks like soda.
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and ripe dark fruit. Flavor was sweet and malty with ripe dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar and had a hint of some nuttiness
alobar (2737) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown color with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, and syrup. Lots of dark fruit flavor with caramel, and sweet malt. Nice beer.
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pints for Pets. Light grassy and alcohol notes, some yeasty character. Mild hops. Rich deep amber-orange, light haze, topped with creamy-foamy lacing head. Medium body and medium carbonation. Starts sweet with a bit of honey, Belgian yeast, some chalky funk with Beeman’s gum. Mild warming. More like a Belgian ale than a Dubbel. Chalky hop bitterness at the finish with a bit of yeasty funk, fruity esters.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized creamy tan head. The aroma was cocoa, caramel, molasses and plum. The flavor was tart and tangy with notes of cherry, molasses, nut and sourdough bread. The finish was long, tangy sour caramel and cherry. A bit off in a doughy way. Medium body. Ok.
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour amber with an off white white head. Sweet malty aroma with some belgian yeasty notes. The flavor has sweet malts, belgian yeasty notes, and some light spicy notes. Pretty good.
jeff789 (1406) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby/brown small tan head big bubbles fade quickly... I poured very aggressively, next to no head, slightly viscous... Chocolate, pungent chocolate notes, some faint fruits, i cant stop smelling chocolate... Faint chocolate flavor, very slightly smoky, some very mild dark fruits, Belgian yeast doesnt show up... Medium bodied slightly dry finish very lively.... Very good flavor, one note aroma, looks like soda, drinks amazingly...
jmm635 (847) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours caramel colored with a filmy off-white head. Aromas of sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, syrup. Moderate sweetness, very light bitterness. Medium-body with a slick mouthfeel. Fairly average dubbel.